Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale

Characteristics of the unemployed

7.1% of the resident workforce of the Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale were unemployed in 2016, compared to 7.8% in Western Australia.

The local unemployed resident includes all people who are residents in the local area who are looking for part-time or full-time work. This is an important resource for the local economy, their characteristics inform us about the skills that are available locally, even if they are not currently employed in the local economy.

For an overview of unemployment levels and trends in the Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale go to the Unemployment page.

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2016 and 2011 – by usual residence

Current benchmark:
Resident workers key statistics
Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale20162011change
Namenumber%. % Western Australianumber%. % Western Australia2011 to 2016
Key statistics
Total persons987100.0100.0365100.0100.0+622
Unemployment rate--7.17.8--4.095.3+3.1%
Age structure
15 - 24 years31632.031.114940.81.8+167
25 - 54 years56457.155.317848.82.6+386
55 - 64 years919.211.8318.50.4+60
65 years and over141.41.871.90.1+7
Looking for
Full-time work65266.160.721057.53.0+442
Part-time work32933.339.314740.32.0+182
Bachelor or higher degree10310.417.3205.50.7+83
Advanced diploma or diploma717.28.1164.40.3+55
Certificate level27628.023.09927.11.0+177
No qualifications50651.348.419954.52.7+307
Highest level of schooling
Year 1246146.754.614038.42.4+321
Year 1115615.813.24412.10.7+112
Under Year 1035636.130.215943.61.7+197
Education institute attending
Not Attending77478.474.628377.53.7+491
Secondary school676.86.2205.50.3+47
Field of qualification
Natural and Physical Sciences171.72.00--0.1+17
Information Technology161.61.982.20.1+8
Engineering and Related Technologies12112.311.74211.50.4+79
Architecture and Building262.63.7184.90.2+8
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies111.
Management and Commerce939.410.8318.50.5+62
Society and Culture626.36.2236.30.3+39
Creative Arts151.
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services394.03.1143.80.2+25
Mixed Field Programmes40.40.20--0.0+4
Other characteristics
Speaks a language other than English at home14314.524.8143.81.0+129
Arrived between 2011 to 9 Aug 20169910.012.6--------
Has internet access at home89891.086.932990.13.9+569
Has child care responsibilities (own or others)36637.130.912534.21.5+241

Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale

economic profile